Will this PC run FTL (buying a laptop)

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Samoth
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Will this PC run FTL (buying a laptop)

Postby Samoth » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 am

Basically I can see that i3 cores and up will run FTL due to the intel 3000 hd graphics which has 128 mb dedicated video memory.

However, for the slightly less powerful Sixth generation intel integrated graphics, such as on this machine:

Intel Pentium B970 2.3Ghz, 15.6" LED HD (1366 x 768) Display ZBD Guarantee, 4GB DDR3 (1 DIMM Max 4GB), 500GB 5400rpm HDD, No DVD Writer, Intel HM70 Chipset, Intel HD Graphics, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), Altec Lansing speakers, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless, No Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN, 4 Cell 4400mAh Battery, 0.3M WebCam, 2.07 KG, SD Card Reader, 1x USB3.0, 1x USB 2.0, Windows 8 64bit,

I am less sure. Will the above machine run FTL ok (mostly just concerned about whether the integrated graphics have enough oomph - this link seems to indicate is does support open GL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... sing_units )
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Re: Will this PC run FTL (buying a laptop)

Postby Matthew » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:05 am

The vast majority of intel integrated cards run FTL without a problem, but because of the inconsistency with different systems and the scattered reliability of Intel drivers it's hard to guarantee you won't have a problem. Even though a card claims to support OpenGL, the drivers might not properly implement it or leave out key features that prevents the game from running. The older the card, the worse the driver support generally.

Short answer: It should work, but I can't promise anything :(

I know that's not a particularly helpful answer, the whole thing is pretty frustrating for me as well.
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Re: Will this PC run FTL (buying a laptop)

Postby Paul » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:46 pm

As a reference, I'm fine running FTL on an pentinum b960(2.2 ghz) intel HD, 4GB ram, win 7 64bit. I have a slight laggy mouse problem, but it by no means makes the game unplayable, and i haven't come across any other problems in the 60 or so hours i have played it.

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